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So, Nokia’s Lumia 900 will cost just $100, starting April 8. Not bad for a LTE-compatible smartphone with 4.3inch display, a 1.4 GHz processor, and a 8 megapixel camera.

The 900 is also the first high-end smartphone to run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 OS, which has been a big hit with reviewers but has pitiful market share to date (less than 1%, according to Canalys). But the device is hardly a step ahead of the latest iPhone or Android devices. So both Nokia and Microsoft must be hoping that the price along will be enough persuade many people to give it a try. 

Given the relative position of both company in the mobile space, I think I’d be tempted to give the thing away.

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